Dillard, Milam Take Home All-Conference Honors

Nov. 17, 2015

DENTON - Conference USA released its postseason awards on Tuesday, and two of North Texas volleyball’s all-around threats picked up honors as senior Carnae Dillard was named to the first team and sophomore Holly Milam took a spot on the all-conference second team.

The first team selection comes as no surprise for Dillard, who caps off her senior year with the fourth straight first-team honor of her career. She becomes only the second player - and the first since hall-of-famer Corina Marginas - to accomplish such a feat.

The five-time C-USA Offensive Player of the Week was rewarded after leading the NCAA with 5.43 kills per set and 13.99 attacks per set. Additionally, she finished the regular season with 5.89 points per set that was good for second in the country. Dillard leads C-USA in each of those categories and will certainly be in contention for her second league player of the year award later this week.

Middle blocker Holly Milam has done a bit of everything for the Mean Green this season. Her 2.15 kills per set is good for second on the team, and she leads the Mean Green with 98 total blocks on the year. Earlier this week Milam was named C-USA defensive player of the week, good for the first weekly award of her career. Now, she has followed that up with her first career all-conference selection.

Dillard and Milam will lead fourth-seeded North Texas into battle at this weekend’s Conference USA Volleyball Championships from San Antonio. For Dillard, it will be the last chance to win the league title and advance to the coveted NCAA Tournament.

Maja Ristic, Florida Atlantic

Ally Kiekover, Marshall

Chelsea Ross, Middle Tennessee

Carnae Dillard, North Texas

Madison McDaniel, Rice

Leah Mikeksy, Rice

Mary Pursell, Southern Miss

Dajana Boskovic, UTSA

Alyssa Cavanaugh, WKU

Noelle Langenkamp, WKU

Jessica Lucas, WKU

Abreia Epps, Charlotte

Brittney Brown, Florida Atlantic

Lucia Castro, FIU

Jennifer Ene, FIU

Holly Milam, North Texas

Portia Okafor, Rice

Chelsey Harris, Rice

Stephany Purdue, Southern Miss

Gabby Deshotel, UAB

Amanda Gonzales, UTSA

Marijeta Runjic, UTSA

Kylie Schott, UTSA

Haley Bodway, WKU

Sydney Engle, WKU

Gabriela Martin, Florida Atlantic

McKay Kyle, Rice

Sarah Bell, Southern Miss

Kylie Grandy, Southern Miss

Kylie Baumgartner, UTEP

Amanda Gonzales, UTSA

Rachel Anderson, WKU



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